Thursday, September 4, 2014

Grape Salad

I first heard of Grape Salad several years ago when my sister said a friend of hers 
was going to make it for an event.
I thought to myself, 'grape salad'?
What in the world could that consist of?
Grapes aren't the most common ingredient, after all.
Well, unless you are making grape jelly, of course.

I never thought about grape salad again until several years later when I saw a recipe for it 
& decided that I'd give it a try.
Honestly, I was just ok with it.
I'm not sure why, but I just wasn't overly impressed.
The other day, however, I bought too many grapes {& too much other fruit}
& they just weren't being eaten.
I couldn't allow them to go to waste.
So, you guessed it ... I pulled out the ol' Grape Salad recipe & gave it another go around.
This time, it was amazing ... & was devoured quickly!

I have no idea what the difference was from last time til now
{I followed the same recipe},
but we absolutely loved it.
I snapped a couple pics & knew I'd have to share it with all of you.

This is one of those super quick & easy recipes.
In fact, halving the grapes is what takes the most time.

Grape Salad
  • 1 ½ lbs green seedless grapes  
  • 1 ½ lbs red seedless grapes  
  • 8 oz sour cream 
  • 8 oz cream cheese 
  • ½ cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans 
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Remove stems from grapes, rinse & cut in half. 
Beat sour cream, cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla with a mixer.
Stir grapes & 1/2 cup of pecans into the mixture and place in a serving dish.
Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over top.
Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

I like to use fat free sour cream & low fat cream cheese & it greatly reduces the calories,
making this a pretty figure-friendly dessert.
That's always a bonus.

It's been pretty hot around here for days & this made the perfect, refreshing summer dessert.
If you are in the mood for something a little different, I hope you'll give this one a try ...
& I hope you'll like it the first time around ;)
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  1. Hi Angela, My SIL makes this for every 4th of July get together. It's delicious. I like that it's is a tasty looking dish also. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

    1. This would be perfect to serve on the 4th of July! Hope you are doing well, Susie =)